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Diyas beats defending champion McHale at Japan Women's Open

TOKYO (AP) Qualifier Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan outlasted defending champion Christina McHale 6-4, 0-6, 6-3 Saturday to advance to the final of the Japan Women’s Open. Diyas was down 3-1 in the final set but broke the 25-year-old American twice to complete the victory and secure her second WTA final. ...

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Defending champion Kerber knocked out by teenager Osaka

US Open Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 Aug-10 Sept BBC coverage: Live radio and text commentary on selected matches every day. Defending champion Angelique Kerber was knocked out in round one of the US Open by Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka. The German sixth seed was overpowered by the ...

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Boris Becker: Three-time Wimbledon champion gets senior Germany role

Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker has been appointed head of men’s tennis in Germany. The 49-year-old, who won six Grand Slams between 1985 and 1996, will take up the new role immediately, the German federation (DTB) announced. Becker was also Davis Cup coach for Germany from 1997 to 1999. “In ...

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Champion three-year-old Almanzor retired to stud

Almanzor, last season’s champion three-year-old, has been retired to stud. The colt, trained in France by Jean-Claude Rouget, won the French Derby,Irish Champion Stakes and Champion Stakes at Ascot in 2016. He had been training as a four-year-old with the aim of running in October’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, ...

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Manon Carpenter: Former world champion retires from downhill mountain biking

Former world champion Manon Carpenter has quit downhill mountain biking at the age of 24 after becoming “more aware of the consequences of crashing”. The Welsh rider won the 2014 World Championships and World Cup series and joined the Radon team in January. “I just didn’t want to take the ...

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Double world champion James retires

Becky James, the former cycling world champion and double Olympic silver medallist, has retired at age of 25. The Welsh athlete intends to set up a baking business “along with some exciting other projects”. James won the World sprint and keirin titles in 2013 and took silver at the same ...

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Stephen Wooldridge: Australian Olympic champion dies aged 39

Australian cyclist Stephen Wooldridge, an Olympic and world champion, has died aged 39. Wooldridge won team pursuit gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics and four world titles between 2002 and 2006. He held a number of administrative roles in the sport after his retirement. “Our thoughts are with Stephen’s family ...

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